My name is Nithurshan and I am 12 years old. I have two younger sisters, and we live with our mother. We lost our father in 2016 to a heart disease. Since then, my family has struggled financially. I worry about my mother. She tries her best to provide for us, but we are very poor. She earns very little money running a small shop from our house. She sometimes gets depressed when she thinks about our money problems. We do not have enough money for food, clothing or school supplies. Despite our poverty, I do well in school and enjoy studying. I hope to become an even better student over time. My favorite subject is science and I hope to one day become a good leader. I want to continue my education, and make a better future for myself. I need your support to help me achieve my goals.